All the Stars Who Paid Their Respects to Mac Miller Following His Shocking Death
September 10, 2018
As you’ve probably heard, on Friday, rapper
in his Los Angeles home following a suspected drug overdose. Mac Miller unexpectedly passed away
It was a complete shock to the music community, and celebs and fans alike have been completely devastated by the musician’s sudden passing. As the world grieves, his friends and supporters have had nothing but sweet words to say about the late 26-year-old star. Despite his struggles with drugs and alcohol, which he had been candid about all throughout his career, Mac was a true light according to everyone who knew him. He was definitely a goofball, but judging by all of his friends’ kind words, the rapper had an amazing heart.
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Although his presence will sorely be missed, his reputation will live on forever not only through his music, but also through these touching celebrity tributes:
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Everyone was waiting for
Ariana Grande to break her silence. She dated the rapper for two years before their breakup in May, so his death was, no doubt, incredibly painful for her. She hasn't spoken out about it just yet, but she did post this touching photo of her former boyfriend on her Instagram.
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Chance the Rapper
Without Mac Miller,
Chance the Rapper might not be where he is today. The artist expressed his gratitude for Mac on Twitter and said the late rapper helped launch his own rap career.
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Along with Chance the Rapper, Mac also helped
SZA when she first got into the music industry. The R&B singer published a lengthy Instagram post about Mac and told stories about their early days together.
"You were the first person I met when I moved here," she wrote. "U let me come over everyday and be whoever I wanted . showed up for me in ways I can never express or repay . my gratitude is infinite. the first person to believe in me and make stuff w me. Record me all day n eat them nasty a** ham sandwiches . Introduced me to the coolest ppl I've ever met . showed me how to play gadgets I never seen before . I swam in my clothes once n u gave me pink polo pajamas to change into instead of something ugly ....u too f*cking real . Forever a genuine friend . the most kind supportive person Ever around . A jazz legend. I love you so much Malcolm! Ur a LIGHT !! I dunno know what happened between our last convo and now but man I just pray your peaceful and moving light speed to wherever ur sposed to be ...I'll never let you dim in my mind or spirit !! never EVER Never stop honoring u!! !Promise to spread ur light forever !!... can’t believe this is real .. I wanna be in an alternate dimension . Bill Murray movies on deck❤️🙏🏾😔 #longlivelarryfisherman."
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Tana Mongeau confused a lot of fans when she posted this screenshot of a text convo with Mac. In her original caption, she wrote, "You made me feel something, you were sweet to me every second.. You had this love for life and what you do that made me fall for you 10x harder… to feel like I was unraveling every part of your soul but have no idea the half of what you were going through. I wanted to come over last night… what i would do for you to tuck my hair behind my ear and kiss me one last time.. I love you Malcolm."
The caption seemed to insinuate that she and the rapper were seeing each other, and it caused a stir when people began accusing her of using his death for attention. But she
clarified the intent of her original post on Twitter and apologized for how it came off to fans.
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At his concert in Chicago on Saturday night,
Childish Gambino took a moment to talk about how he was feeling after Mac's death. He told the audience, "I'm a very sensitive person… but this Mac Miller sh*t got me f*cked up. He was so nice. He was the sweetest guy. We were both internet music kids... and we used to talk. And this kid, he just loved music. And we should be allowed to be sad about it. Like, my heart was broken… and I feel good about being sad because it tells me that he was special, that I had a special moment... Everybody in this room deserves that."
After his speech, Gambino dedicated his song "Riot" to Mac. "This song is for him because I feel like sometimes he wanted to let go," he told the crowd.
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Substance abuse has been a problem that's plagued the rap community for years. With so many artists singing casually about doing drugs, it often underplays just how serious the issue can be — especially for the artists themselves. After hearing of Mac's fatal overdose,
J. Cole took the opportunity to reach out to anyone in the music industry who needed help.
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Like so many of us,
Halsey grew up listening to Mac. She thanked the rapper for giving her a soundtrack to her high school days and encouraged all of her followers to check in on their friends.
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G-Eazy said he was devastated by the loss of his friend and fellow rapper. He posted a picture of himself and Mac hanging out on Instagram and wrote, "Completely devastated and heart broken I'm at a loss for words mac you were like a brother to me and were there for me in the hardest of times, especially this summer. I can't believe this is real. Please tell your friends and the people you care about you love them life is so f*cking fragile. You will be missed and your music will live on forever through the millions of people you touched. Thank you for all you gave us, love you bro."
He also dedicated his song, "Everything Will Be Ok," to Mac at his concert over the weekend and
broke down on stage while performing it.
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Post Malone expressed his sorrow over Mac's death on Twitter. The rapper said Mac inspired him when he was younger and that he "changed so many lives."
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Snoop Dogg was just as sad as everyone else, he decided to post a happy moment he shared with the rapper. The two both starred in Scary Movie 5, where they filmed a hilarious scene together.
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While performing a concert in Mac's home state of Pittsburgh Saturday night,
Elton John took a moment to dedicate his song, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," to the late rapper and expressed disbelief at his passing.
"I would like to dedicate this song to Mac Miller, who unbelievably, at 26 years of age, passed away yesterday," he said. "It's inconceivable that someone as young that has so much talent can do that. I would like to pass all of our love and best wishes to his loved ones, his family, his friends. And Mac, wherever you are, I hope you're happy now."
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This was going to be Mac Miller’s year. He made a quantum leap in his music. That’s incredibly hard to do, to evolve and get better and more focused while your career is already underway. You don’t get there without a lot of work, and Mac had put the work in. I didn’t expect to play on his album the day he played some songs for me at his house, but when I heard “Small Worlds,” I gave it a short, chirpy little “yup,” which is the highest praise I can give a track. It means we don’t need to say another word, it’s going down. I grabbed the nearest guitar in the room and within a couple of hours we had finished a tune that made me so incredibly happy to have a part in, not to mention we established a nice little friendship. He was so funny I just kind of stopped typing “LOL” back in our texts. Mac was, to me, on permanent LOL status. I gave him whatever guidance I thought I had the right to, having been through the press ringer in the past and wanting him to understand that none of that noise could ever really take a bite out of the music he was about to put out. The last time I saw him, he was playing Hotel Cafe’ in Los Angeles for a crowd of 100 people. He was nervous, and honest about it with the audience. I thought that was so endearing, especially seeing as he would go on to play one of the best sets I’d seen in a very long time. His band was unreal. You gotta know that if you weren’t familiar with Mac Miller, you were about to be, whether you would have seen him at a festival, or a friend was going to catch a show and tell everyone they knew about it (like I did.) Mac put in the work. He made his best album and formed the band that was weeks away from becoming a breakout live sensation. Believe me when I say that. I send my love and support to everyone who knew him better, because what relative little I did, I just adored.
John Mayer gave Mac the highest praise in a post on his Instagram. He said the rapper was incredibly hardworking and so funny that John put him on "permanent LOL status." "I send my love and support to everyone who knew him better, because what relative little I did, I just adored," he wrote.
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